NEH Seminar on Punishment, Politics & Culture at Amherst College Summer 2017 for K-12 teachers

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July 2, 2017 to July 28, 2017
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Law and Legal History, Political Science, Popular Culture Studies, Race Studies

Dear Educators,

You are invited to apply to Amherst College’s National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar named Punishment, Politics and Culture for K-12 teachers and current full time graduate students who intend to pursue a career in K-12 teaching.

The Seminar will be held July 2-July 28, 2017. A stipend will be provided to each Seminar Scholar.

This seminar will be directed by Amherst College Professor Austin Sarat of the Departments of Political Science and Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  It will examine three questionsWhat is punishment and why do we punish as we do?   What can we learn about politics, law, and culture in the United States from an examination of our practices of punishment?  What are the appropriate limits of punishment? 

The application deadline is March 1, 2017.  Information is available at  If you have any questions regarding the seminar or the application process, contact Megan Estes at (413)542-2380 or email

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*Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.*

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Megan Estes at (413)542-2380 or email

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